Precision has begun conversion of B757-200PCF
Precision Aircraft Solutions has begun conversion of the first B757-200PCF aircraft for Asia Pacific Airlines.
February 1, 2015
Precision Aircraft Solutions has begun conversion of the first B757-200PCF aircraft for Asia Pacific Airlines. The airline currently operates a fleet of three B727 freighters in the western and southern Pacific areas, carrying primarily the US mail and fresh tuna for the Japanese and US markets.
“Asia Pacific had very specific needs for our operating area,” said Asia Pacific Airlines president, Mike Quinn. “We not only had to have Pratt & Whitney engines and Boeing APB winglets installed, but we also had to have an aircraft that could be certified for 180 minutes ETOPS in order to cover the long distances we fly over the Pacific. The Precision team was an absolute pleasure to work with in putting this unique aircraft together. Their STC was flexible enough to handle all of our requirements.” The conversion of the B757-200PCF is currently underway at the AeroTurbine MRO facility in Goodyear, Arizona.
Precision also recently received FAA approval for a new Maximum Zero Fuel Weight (MZFW) increase on both winglet- and non-winglet-equipped Precision Conversions freighters. The most recent upgrade authorisation allows Precision to further increase MZFW as high as 90,718 kg – 5,443 kg over the OEM highest certificated MZFW for Rolls-Royce- and Pratt & Whitney-powered 757s. This translates to gross structural payloads of up to 38,101 kg for Rolls-Royce PCF variants and 37,194 kg for Pratt-powered PCF variants, line number 210+.